South Carolina is ranked No. 7 in the nation in the Baseball America preseason Top 25.
The Gamecocks are ranked No. 7 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, 11th in the Perfect Game USA poll and No. 5 in the USA Today poll.
The Gamecocks return six position starters, 13 pitchers and 25 letterwinners from last year’s National runners-up squad.
Sophomore catcher Grayson Greiner, senior left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb, senior right-handed pitcher Colby Holmes and sophomore left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery return and are Preseason All-Americans after being named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America team in December. Greiner was a second-team selection with Holmes, Montgomery and Webb named to the third team.